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MacBook Pro repeatedly shutting down after battery replacement

MacBook Pro repeatedly shutting down after battery replacement

I recently replaced the battery for my Mid-2012 MBP using the iFixit battery replacement kit and instructions. Everything booted up without a hitch, worked great for about 2 hours, and then shut down randomly.

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mcgyver89 [Entry]

"I’ve also tried everything to fix it: all resets, full charge, discharge, but nothing helped. Then I contacted the support. They said it is probably a defect and offered me a replacement battery, which arrived quickly. I replaced the battery again (with the simple “cord-technique”), made the SMC reset and voilá - now it works! :-) — if the battery gets very low my MacBook manages to hibernate correctly now.

Thanks a lot to the ifixit-team!! *thumbsup*

mcgyver89 [Entry]

"I had the exact same thing on a MacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2012). Installed the new battery, and my computer flips off every few minutes—once right in the middle of booting it back up. Tried and SMC reset twice, just in case I did it wrong. Let the battery completely drain, then charged all the way back up in case that was it too. It would do it regardless of whether the computer was charging or not. Below are coconutBattery readings.

Update (01/27/2019)

Looking at the timeline of posts, it seems like a rash of these happening in the last four months to Mid-2012 MBP batteries, which makes me think iFixit has some manufacturing glitch in a batch of these batteries. Especially since the manufacturing date of my battery is from June 2018, a couple months before the first problem of 2018 was reported on here."
mcgyver89 [Entry]

"Please download and run Coconut Battery, then post your results so we can get a better idea of what happening with your battery.



Thanks for posting. The battery has 0 cycles. Let it charge completely up then run it down all the way and then recharge. Is this an OEM battery?"
mcgyver89 [Entry]

"Make sure it's only shutting down when on battery power and not when it's plugged into a MagSafe adapter.

Try reseating the battery connector. If it's still having issues when on battery power, then it sounds like something's wrong with the battery cells and they're unreliable. It doesn't happen often with new batteries but it does happen, I've seen then happen even with Apple's own batteries. I'd suggest asking for an exchange at that point."